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A list of the best state songs. Ever wonder why you hear a particular song associated with a random state? Well, the odds are more likely than not that you'll find a song about state pride and all that fine jazz if you were to look up the anthems and songs of a particular state in the U.S. The state songs more likely than not will feature the name of the state in the song's title. Many of these songs are mostly unknown to people outside of a particular state, even residents of a state may not be familiar with their state song. There a number of states including New York, Tennessee, California to name a few that are so closely associated with a number of popular songs that you'll be surprised to learn what their official state song is. Like, you'd think that something like "New York, New York," "New York State of Mind" or "Rocky Top" would be official songs, but they aren't. 

The only state that has a song that is somewhat well known the state song for Georgia. If you haven't heard "Georgia on My Mind," you should probably take a listen to the amazing Ray Charles version of it. Same goes for Oklahoma's state song, which if you've seen the Rodgers & Hammerstein play of the same name. Otherwise, you'll be hardpressed to find a song unless you're a history nut or a trivia buff.

This is the list of the best state songs in the United States. This is your guide to finding what each American state's official song is. 

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Alabama - "Alabama" 1819-12-14

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Arizona - "Arizona March Song" 1912-02-14 - State Anthem - 

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Arkansas - "Arkansas" 1836-06-15 - State Songs - "Arkansas (You Run Deep in Me)", "Oh, Arkansas" State Historical Song - "The Arkansas Traveler"

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Colorado - "Where the Columbines Grow" 1876-08-01 - State Song - "Rocky Mountain High"

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Connecticut - "Yankee Doodle" 1788-01-09 - State Cantata - "The Nutmeg"

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Florida - "Old Folks at Home (Swanee Ribber)" 1845-03-03 - State Anthem - "Florida (Where the Sawgrass Meets the Sky)"

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Iowa - "The Song of Iowa" 1846-12-28 - Official Companion State Song - "Make Me a World in Iowa"

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Kansas - "Home on the Range" 1861-01-29 - Official State March - "The Kansas March" Official March - "Here's Kansas"

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Kentucky - "My Old Kentucky Home" 1792-06-01 - Bluegrass Song - "Blue Moon of Kentucky"

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Louisiana - "Give Me Louisiana" 1812-04-30 - State Song - "You Are My Sunshine" State March - "Louisiana My Home Sweet Home" Environmental Song - "The Gifts of Earth"

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Massachusetts - "All Hail to Massachusetts" 1788-02-06 - State Folk Song: "Massachusetts" State Ceremonial March: "The Road to Boston" State Patriotic Song: "Massachusetts (Because of You Our Land is Free)" State Glee Club Song: "The Great State ...

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Montana - "Montana" 1889-11-08 - State Ballad - "Montana Melody"

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New Hampshire - "Old New Hampshire" 1788-06-21 - Honorary: "New Hampshire, My New Hampshire" Honorary: "New Hampshire Hills" Honorary: "Autumn in New Hampshire" Honorary: "New Hampshire's Granite State" Honorary: "Oh, New ...

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New Mexico - "O Fair New Mexico" 1912-01-06 - State Song: "O Fair New Mexico"  Spanish State Song: "Así Es Nuevo Méjico" State Ballad: "Land of Enchantment" Bilingual Song: "New Mexico - Mi Lindo Nuevo ...

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Ohio - "Beautiful Ohio" 1803-03-01 - Rock Song: "Hang on Sloopy"

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Oklahoma - "Oklahoma!" 1907-11-16 - Official State Waltz: "Oklahoma Wind" Rock Song: "Do You Realize??" Official State Folk Song: "Oklahoma Hills"

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Rhode Island - "Rhode Island, It's for Me" 1790-05-29 - State March - "Rhode Island"

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Tennessee - "My Homeland, Tennessee" 1796-06-01 - Other State Songs: "When It's Iris Time in Tennessee" "My Tennessee" "The Tennessee Waltz" "Rocky Top" "Tennessee" "The Pride of Tennessee" "Smoky ...

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Utah - "Utah, This is the Place" 1896-01-04 - State Hymn: "Utah, We Love Thee"

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West Virginia - "The West Virginia Hills" 1863-06-20 - Official State Song: "This Is My West Virginia" Official State Song: "West Virginia, My Home Sweet Home"

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Wisconsin - "On, Wisconsin" 1848-05-29 - State Ballad: "Oh Wisconsin, Land of My Dreams" State Waltz: "The Wisconsin Waltz"

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Wyoming - "Wyoming" 1890-06-10